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Ms. Z. from Oakland CA is requesting Art Supplies through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Get Creative and Conscious

Help me give my students the tools to express themselves and focus on them! The fidgets will help us focus in on dense content while the art supplies allow us to interpret our thinking in new ways.

  • $253 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

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My Students

My students are brave, curious, and full of energy. They make things different and exciting. While reading and writing is a challenge for most of them, they approach their work with positive attitudes and perseverance. They are caring, kind, and have created a classroom community where we can all strive for our best and help each other along the way.

I teach one hundred kind and curious students.

A majority of them are not reading at grade level and are English language learners. They all receive special services including, but not limited to, reading assistance, academic/behavior support and free lunch.

Our school is in a vibrant and loving community with a wide variety of cultures and traditions. While it has a lot to offer, the students still face challenges of poverty and gang violence. Despite all the trials they face outside of school, my students come ready to build relationships, grow their skills and achieve their goals. We celebrate wins together each day.

My Project

High schoolers are tasked with a full day of rich knowledge, rigorous curriculum, and little breaks. It can be hard to focus and tune in during long days.

The fidget toys will focus out brains while the art supplies will focus our thinking!

With little resources and supplies, kindness from Donors Choose helps keep my class going. We have been using only "skin color" sets of markers, and the kids are sick of it!

With assignments and opportunities to get creative and messy, life is hard with limited colors and mediums. Help us brighten up our special space, and get the wiggles out!

Ms. Z.
Grades 9-12
Nearly all students from low‑income households

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At this school, more than 50% of students are Black, Latino, and/or Native American, and more than 50% come from low-income households. Learn how your donation to this school supports a more equitable education.

This project will reach 200 students.

4 donors have given to this project.

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Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
20 Pieces Fidget Bean Toy Funny Facial Expression Bean Fidget Toy Soybean Stress Relieving Keychain, Green • Amazon Business $12.99 5 $64.95
Colorations Washable Classic Markers Classroom Pack - Set of 256 (Item # 982561) • Amazon Business $53.18 1 $53.18
PRANG Ready-to-Use Liquid Tempera Paint, 16-Ounce Bottles, Assorted Colors, 12 Count (21696) • Amazon Business $23.99 1 $23.99
Purple Ladybug Novelty 10 Stretchy String Sensory Toys for Anxiety & Stress Relief, BPA & Phthalate Free! Fun Fidget Toys for Kids, Cool Toddler Travel Toys and Office & Desk Toys! Makes a Great Gift! • Amazon Business $9.99 1 $9.99

Materials cost

$152.11

Vendor shipping charges

$16.57

State sales tax

$13.92

3rd party payment processing fee

$2.28

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$214.88

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$37.92

Total project goal

$252.80

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$252.80

4 Donors

-$252.80

Donations toward project cost

-$214.88

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$37.92

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$0.00

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